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Let It Snow

3.73  ·  Rating details ·  3,669 ratings  ·  614 reviews
A Nantucket shopkeeper discovers that Christmas is the perfect occasion to make unexpected friendships . . . to warm the coldest of hearts--and maybe even find love.

Christina Antonioni is preparing for the holidays at her Nantucket toy shop, unpacking last-minute shipments and decorating for her loyal Christmas shoppers. But when her Scrooge of a landlord, Oscar Bittlesman
Hardcover, 253 pages
Published October 15th 2019 by Ballantine Books
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Let it Snow by Nancy Thayer is a 2019 Ballantine Books publication.

I have a handful of books written by Nancy Thayer on my Kindle, but unbelievably this is the first book I’ve read by this author. While I’ve heard good things about Thayer, this book was not the best introduction to her work, I’m afraid.

The setup involves a troubled and bored child, struggling with the divorce of her parents, a grumpy old man with a Scrooge like persona, a lonely shop keeper with a big heart, hoping to someday
Oct 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
The holiday season is almost upon us once again and with that time of year comes lovely contemporary romance Christmas stories. Let It Snow by Nancy Thayer is my first seasonal review and what better to start with than an established author who I expected to have a lovely story.

Let It Snow features Christina Antonioni who is a toy shop owner in Nantucket who has an encounter with a little girl who tries to shoplift. Catching Wink in action Christina feels sorry for her and offers to give her a j
3.5 stars

It was a joyful easy Christmas read but the "Inner Christina" needed to go.
Dec 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: christmas, library-2
I seriously loved this short, delightful novella set on Nantucket at Christmastime. Christina is a local shop owner who runs a toy store. She befriends a girl who turns out to come from a troubled, wealthy family… and meets her uncle Andy, the only decent one of the bunch! A sweet romance, and wonderful characters. I loved the conflict in this one, all the touches of the island Christmas, tree trimmings, Christmas dinners with family, and seeing all the friendships. Nancy Thayer knows how to wri ...more
Dec 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019, arc-physical
Cute cozy romance! This was a fun festive holiday read reminiscent of a Hallmark movie. Nantucket, a toy shop, a sweet little girl, a grumpy old man, a handsome bachelor, quirky friends, and a main character with a big heart. A little cheesy, a little cliché, but sometimes that’s just what I need. A cozy, cute, sweet, Romance that made me smile.

This book in emojis ❄️ 🎄 🧸 🎁

*** Big thanks to Random House Valentine for my copy of this book ***
Jill McGill
A cute fast-paced Christmas story that is sure to put a smile on your face!
Mary Jackson _TheMaryReader
Nov 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019
This was a fun read. It was a fast read. It was a must read. You are going to love Wink. Grab this one up to read before Christmas it will surely put you in the mood for the holidays.
Chatting About
A wonderful Christmas story which I enjoyed reading in July! Great characters, and the Nantucket setting is beautiful. The little girl is precious and so smart! The romance is sweet. Great story!
Deanne Patterson
Dec 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Deanne by:
I believe you will really enjoy this book. The atmosphere is perfect, who could ask for me?
It's the holiday season on Nantucket . The shopkeeper is doing what she does best, stocking her toy shop for the holidays after all many come into her shop for last minute island related gifts.
First impressions really are wrong when she meets a young girl in her shop and thinks she comes from a bad family life. Befriending the child leads her to learn things about the child's family that take her by surpri
Dec 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A great little love story taking place at Christmas on Nantucket. Christina runs a toy shop in one of three sheds by the water. She has lots of friends and loves her shop. Her parents recently died and this is her first Christmas without them. She befriends Wink, a little girl and through her she meets her family. This story gets you in the spirit of the holidays.
Jamie Rosenblit
Oct 18, 2019 rated it liked it
I love Nancy Thayer's books and her summer book, Surfside Sisters, was one of my absolute favorites of hers, so when I heard we'd be getting a bonus Christmas book this year, I was really excited. Unfortunately, this one really felt phoned in to me - none of the vibe and feelings I normally get from her books and even for a holiday book, it was just way too predictable. I'll chalk this one up to a one off and be eagerly awaiting her next summer novel next year!

Thank you to Random House for a rev
Nov 18, 2019 rated it liked it
Three stars: A cute but predictable Christmas story that reads like a Hallmark holiday movie.

Christina is busy prepping her Nantucket toy store for the holiday season. Unfortunately, Christina and her fellow shop owners receive notification from their new landlord, Oscar Bittlesman, that the rent will be rising twenty percent after the first of the year. The dismal news puts a damper on the holiday season, and Christina fears that her little shop will have to close. Then by chance, Christina be
Oct 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: release-2019
4.5 ☆ Let It Snow is a sweet entertaining story set in Nantucket at Christmastime. In her small hometown, Christina owns a toy shop on the Nantucket wharf along with three friends that own other stores right beside hers. It’s in Christina’s own shop where she meets 9 year old Wink under naughty circumstances, and soon after meets Wink’s (bitter and scowling) mom Delia, and Winks very charming and handsome, Uncle Andy. Christina quickly becomes attached to Wink who works under her tutelage in the ...more
Christina (Confessions of a Book Addict)
Christina owns an adorable toy shop by the wharf on idyllic Nantucket. While working at her shop, she notices a young girl who tries to shoplift form her store. Instead of getting the girl in trouble, she realizes that the girl is lonely and offers her a job to pay for the items she attempted to steal. This girl, Wink, does come back to work and she hits it off with Christina. Wink isn't just any young girl who lives on Nantucket though. She is the granddaughter of Mr. Oscar Bittlesman, the rich ...more
Diana Iozzia
Oct 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
"Let It Snow"
Written by Nancy Thayer
Reviewed by Diana Iozzia

"Let It Snow" is a cheesy and sweet Christmas novel that takes place in Nantucket. Our main character, Christina, is preparing for the Christmas season in her toy store, when a young girl, named Wink, steals a few toys. In chastising Wink, Christina causes Wink to become upset. Wink's handsome and very single uncle, Andy, stops by, which causes him and our main character to begin a romance.

In the story, we also have a conflict for Chri
Well, it's snowing outside - so this seems a good book to read!

I have read one book previously by this author so I thought it was a safe bet for a cozy book for a winter's day. This book is really cute and sweet and just the right length. Kind of a light-hearted Christmas Carol, complete with a Scrooge.

There are fun characters. And interesting situations. It is also a clean romance. It is a little far-fetched in points. I mean, the main character had a lot of nice clothes and an SUV, yet she wa
Dec 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
A wonderful Christmas story
Dec 04, 2019 rated it it was ok
I was in the mood for a Christmas book and picked this up. I just couldn’t get into it. The characters felt forced and unnatural and I couldn’t stand that she referred to talking to herself as talking to the inner Christina, it was a little strange and not my cup of Christmas tea.
Let It Snow by Nancy Thayer

Oct 29, 2019
Ballantine Books
Kindle, 288 pages
Fiction, Romance, holiday
Rating: 4/5

I received a digital copy of this ARC from NetGalley and Ballantine Books in exchange for an unbiased review.

This is a delightful, feel-good novel just in time for the holidays. Fans of Nancy Thayer will enjoy yet another story based in her beloved Nantucket.

Christina Antonioni inherited her parent’s Nantucket home where she runs a toy shop in one of the sheds by the shore
Oct 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs-2019
4.5 stars!

Nancy Thayer has put on her Santa writing hat and decorated for Christmas on her beloved island of Nantucket, just in time to bring us, ‘Let It Snow.’ As I love her beach reads, especially this year’s ‘Surfside Sisters,’ nothing can be better than celebrating Christmas with an ocean view.

The small shops out on the wharf, once known as sheds, are gearing up for their brief but profitable Christmas season when they each receive a letter from their landlord, that effective the first of th
Sadie Forsythe
Sep 27, 2019 rated it liked it
This is a hard book for me to review, because everyone's taste varies and this particular kind of book makes me cringe. At about the halfway mark I thought, "This is the sort of book people who like the Hallmark Channel would enjoy." It's completely true. At one point the main character even sits down and watches it herself. Unfortunately, that particular brand of wholesome, clean (read bland in my opinion), never rings true for me. I dislike it extremely. But I also acknowledge that there is a ...more
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From the book jacket: A Nantucket shopkeeper discovers that Christmas is the perfect occasion to make unexpected friendships … to warm the coldest of hearts … and maybe even find love.

My reactions:
Thayer writes a lovely, quick romance set against a charming backdrop of Christmas in Nantucket. The characters are mostly straight out of central casting: cute-as-a-button, precocious kid; gruff, miserly millionaire; salt-of-the-earth friends who rally round; handsome, scion of wealthy family who jus
Oct 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Let It Snow was cozy and sweet and predictable and let me tell you, I AM HERE FOR IT. Sometimes, you simply need a Hallmark Christmas movie in book form and that is exactly what Nancy Thayer wrote. You have your quaint town, your sweet local girl, and the well-off outsider. They come together in a meet-cute, but of course, things must go awry when things are just getting good. Throw in a cute kid with moxie and pet cat and you are all set for a perfect night of Hallmark-esque reading. It’s comfy ...more
Dec 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Such a cute Christmas book. Quick read and predictable but I enjoy Nancy Thayer so it was worth the read. Always love reading about Nantucket and being transported to that area.
Jodie (That Happy Reader)
Nov 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Another one of my favourite authors is Nancy Thayer and Let It Snow is her latest Nantucket Christmas read. In the book, Christina is a young shopkeeper of a small toy shop and is part of a community of shopkeepers that support one another. Christina has felt great loss in her life, having lost both parents and the Grandmother whose Nantucket home she inherited but this community has helped with any loneliness she might feel.

A young girl, Wink, comes into the shop one day and Christina is encha
Oct 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Let It Snow is a sweet and charming love story that is perfect to curl up with for an easy and light read. I love the Nantucket setting; it is easy to picture the shops, the weather, the scenery, and the hustle and bustle of the people. Nancy Thayer did such a fantastic job at creating such vivid, realistic and descriptive settings, and her pure and colorful characters fit in so wonderfully. I enjoyed this novel and can easily see it made into a Hallmark movie.
Jessica Claypoole
Jan 18, 2020 rated it liked it
I give this one a 3.5 stars. Cute story and fast to read. I love books like this and the fact I could finish it in less than 4 hours helped even more. Nancy Thayer is a talented author and I love reading about Nantucket.
Nov 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
A feel-good holiday read!
Nov 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this just as much as her other books. This was our November book club pick and we all enjoyed it. A charming and heartfelt story.

Novels N Latte
Hudson Valley NY
Feb 17, 2020 rated it liked it
Easy, breezy holiday read that would be fun to read in December. Had some sweet holiday moments and transports us to Nantucket for Christmas.
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Nancy Thayer has a B.A. and M.A. in English literature from the University of Missouri at Kansas City. Before settling down to write and have children she taught English at various colleges and traveled, living in Paris, Amsterdam and Helsinki. In 1981 she was a Fellow at the Breadloaf Writers Conference. She has lived on Nantucket Island year round for twenty-five years with her husband Charley W ...more

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